Michael (Mike) John Brinton, 57 died peacefully at home July 20, 2020. Born September 19, 1962 in Lakewood, Washington to Ralph M. (deceased) and Nancy L. Brinton, the family moved to Salt Lake City in 1966, where Mike spent a good portion of his life. A graduate of East High School, he played football; Mike attended the University of Utah, earning a BS in Economics and affiliating with the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He was an accomplished golfer and skier and enjoyed driving his prized '83 Porsche up various mountain canyons and winding roads. After college, Mike went to work for 3M as a sales rep, later becoming a stockbroker. In recent years, he took up painting.